This was our second visit to Sidz Resort in last 3 months and the second experience ws even better than the first. Nested on the outskirts of a quiet village of Nagaon , about 6 kilometres from Alibaug, is this beautiful property well appointed with a Banglow , 3 large rooms called Village and 4 villas. The rest of the property which is about 2 acres , is full of 100 shades of green!
Under the watchful eye of Sushil and Shilpa Jadhav, the property boasts 100s of trees , flowering plants , bamboos and Palms. Staying at this resort happens to be a lovely experience.
Rooms are simple yet comfortable ; air-conditioned with zhulaas and hammocks in the front yard. The place provides 24 hours hot and cold water and has clean and comfortable self contained bath and toilets.
The food is homely yet tasty and a treat for both Veg and non veg lovers.
The Owners , Sushil & Shilpa are both nature lovers and play wonderful hosts.
All in all , Sidz is a must visit place to experience the nature's serenity and beauty just within 2 & half hours from the concrete jungles of Mumbai or Pune.
Sidz cottage is one of the hidden pearls of Alibaug. The property is very finely made and the owner has not overcrowded it with buildings , he has given the property more open spaces and open sitting decks with vegetation all around.
The care taker was very accomadative and warm , we were 3 families and had 2 kids . We had all our meals there and it was really good. We had booked 3 villas, they are modernly crafted.
There is a hidden beach 500 m from the property and the main beach is 2 km from there. The property has ample parking space and also has pool table,foosball,carem,TT.
If you are looking for a place that has simplicity built in yet well located, then Sidz is your destination. Located on the alibaug-revdanda highway, it has different kinds of rooming arrangements suited to your needs. We stayed at the village category of rooms which offer a rustic feeling, coupled with the sit out area which allows you to relax the way you wish to. Coupled with that was the food which will tickle your taste buds be it veg or non veg. Not just the taste, but the spread is well thought of and has a dish for all kind of foodies. The staff is considerate and responds with alactrity to your needs. If you have kids/toddlers with you, you can rest assured you will pretty much get what you want. Of special mention is the chicken malwani and fried surmai. A stone's throw away are the nagaon and akshi beaches which are pristine and clean. And of course other famous beaches like kashid, kihim, etc are all within an hours' driving distance.
We booked Sidz cottage online in the first week of December. We had several communications at the time and were assured that we were "100% confirmed". I called them again next week to reconfirm and to let them know how much we were looking forward to staying there.
After a hectic journey, we reached the hotel in the evening of our check in day, only to find out that they were sold out and no rooms were now available. As I was traveling with my wife and kid, this was the last thing I would expect to happen on a vacation. I waited outside for almost two hours to see if they have any resolution to the problem. The hotel owner finally showed some sympathy and talked to his acquaintance and moved us to a very substandard hotel which was worse than lodge and charging unreasonable amount. In all this process, I lost one day of my vacation, and in the end, got a room in a house which was not safe for family. No other hotel was available in the area due to year end vacation time. This all happened even after I had paid the amount online and got email confirmation!
I was here with 3 of my best girlfriends and we were looking forward to a relaxing trip away from the routine. We succeeded in enjoying one! Easy to locate once you enter Alibaug.
Talking about the staff:
The staff here is warm and welcoming, always ready for any kind of service for the guests. Someone will always be around to provide the stuff that you need.
Rooms and property:
The rooms are spacious and beautifully designed, feels of a home bedroom. Bathrooms are clean and big. They had placed a jar with toothbrushes and a paste which was something that I appreciated. We stayed in the cottage named 'Village' and I recommend it to all. 4 of us easily managed in one room. The gardens and plantations around the premises are wonderful and you feel perfectly relaxed in monsoon.
The food was good, specially Idli Chutney from the breakfast menu. The package includes one time veg buffet which is quite nice. You need to inform them in advance if you want to have non-veg menu. We ordered fried chicken and prawns for dinner and were happy that we did!
Nagaon beach is close by but not recommended if you're looking for a clean and peaceful environment. Markets and close by and you can just buy your stuff around easily.